The Vail Resorts Epic Pass is now on sale for the 2013-2014 ski season. The versatile season pass allowed skiers and riders to enjoy the resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in California, as well as three free days at Verbier in Switzerland. Epic Pass holders have even more flexibility with their skiing and snowboarding in 2013/2014, with the addition of Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado to the pass, as well as 2 more free days in Verbier. In addition, Breckenridge will begin planning and construction of 543 acres of new terrain this summer with their expansion to Peak 6. Formerly hike-to-terrain, Peak 6 will now include 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to-terrain (543 total) that includes a new high-speed, six-person chairlift and new fixed-grip chairlift. The terrain is set to open for the 2013/2014 ski season. The Epic Pass spring price starts at $689 for adults and $359 for children (ages 5- 12). At the spring price, the Epic Pass pays for itself in just over five days.

Vail Resorts is also introducing the new Epic 4-Day for the 2013/2014 season for $349 for adults and $199 for children (ages 5-12). The pass allows holders to save up to 30 percent off lift tickets if they ski any four days of the season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood.  The spring price allows Epic 4-Day pass holders to pay for their pass in just under three days.

“We are thrilled to offer the new Epic 4-Day as part of Vail Resorts season pass line-up for the 2013-2014 winter season. The Epic 4-Day gives our guests the flexibility of one quick trip to any of eight world-class resorts in Colorado, California and Nevada and the peace of mind they can ski any four days of next season for the lowest price on lift tickets,” said Kirsten Lynch, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “Vail Resorts’ season passes give our guests the ability to choose what pass product is right for them based on which resorts they prefer and how much they plan to ski and ride next season. We encourage all of our guests to purchase their passes in the spring to take advantage of the lowest guaranteed price for the next winter season.”

The guaranteed lowest Epic Pass price is only available through April 14, 2013, but skiers and snowboarders can lock down the lowest guaranteed price with just a $49 down payment, with the remaining balance due in September 2013.

Vail Resorts recently acquired and are investing over $10 million in improving the Midwestern resorts of Afton Alps near Minneapolis, MN and Mt. Brighton near Detroit, MI, allowing Epic Pass holders unlimited access to those resorts as well as the 9 resorts in Colorado and California.